Peacemakers to meet for reviving Afghan peace process

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London, Jan.22 (ANI): In a bid to stop Taliban insurgents, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will take part in talks aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process.

Officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad on Monday for resuming the stalled negotiations and eventually ending 14 years of fighting with Taliban insurgents. The Taliban are not expected to attend the talks, reports The Guardian.

The Islamist militants have increased their violent campaign since last year to topple the Government in Kabul, which has struggled since most foreign troops left at the end of 2014.

Afghanistan suffered one of its bloodiest years on record in 2015. The number of civilians killed is expected to have surpassed the record high of more than 3,180 the previous year, the United Nations said. (ANI)

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